Out Of The Bluegrass
Out of the Bluegrass is an acoustic music group performing a wide range of musical styles including pop, bluegrass, jazz, swing, blues and more. We have
performed in New York's Capital District, Hudson Valley and Adirondack
region for more than seven years at nightclubs, coffee houses, festivals,
private parties and weddings. We play fun, upbeat music and are known for
Jeff Belding - guitar and vocals
Peter Conklin - mandolin and vocals
Mac Petrequin - banjo, resophonic guitar and vocals
Bert Wilson - upright bass
Jeff has studied at the Boston Conservatory, the New England Conservatory and the College of Saint Rose. He is an award winning multi-instrumentalist and plays mandolin, fiddle, banjo and bass as well as guitar. His background in jazz, folk and classical music is evident in Out of the Bluegrass's music. Jeff has been a music instructor in the region for over 25 years.
Mac got started with the banjo in the styles of Earl Scruggs and Bill Keith. He has performed in several bluegrass bands, playing the upright bass. Most recently he has added the resophonic guitar to his repertoire.
At the age of fifteen, Peter started electric bass lessons with Jeff Belding. Some years later, he caught the bluegrass bug while learning the Beaumont Rag on acoustic guitar. Fast-forward 30 years and Peter has now caught the mandolin bug. Peter plays regularly with the Hudson Valley Bluegrass Association as well as with Out of the Bluegrass.
Bert has studied the bass privately under Jeff Belding and has studied music at Schenectady County Community College. His influences include jazz and bluegrass music styles.
Out of the Bluegrass at the Grey Fox Bluegrass Fest 2011 from Jeff Belding on Vimeo.
Out of the Bluegrass at the New Paltz Craft Fair 2011 from Jeff Belding on Vimeo.
Out of the Bluegrass at the New Paltz Craft Fair 2010 from Jeff Belding on Vimeo.
Out of the Bluegrass is available for private parties, weddings and other occasions. Contact Bert at (518)399-8670 or send an email.
Hudson Valley Blue Grass Association
Wednesday July 30 Bluegrass Mountain Summer Concert
Performances take place at the Catskill Mountain Christian Center at
629 Main Street, Margaretville, NY.
Showtime is 7 PM at the outdoor gazebo. Bring a comfortable chair and we'll
see you there.
Sunday October 26 we will perform at Mollie's Mason Jar
13 Park Street Ext. Hadley, NY.
For more details, go to adirondackbluegrassleague.com
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